Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Technology Corner: Elon's Starlink Internet Service
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Technology Corner

Open Roads Forum  >  Technology Corner

 > Elon's Starlink Internet Service

This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 6  
Prev  |  Next
obgraham

TriCites WA

Senior Member

Joined: 08/30/2005

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 11/14/20 11:29pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

thomasmnile wrote:



And like anything satellite, cloud cover and precipitation will affect reception. But in areas without access alternatives, it's better than nothing, albeit expensive.
The only folks who believe this are the cable company ad-writers.
I've had Dish for 22 years now. Never once had an outage for weather, clouds, snow, or rain. There used to be a 20 minute outage twice a year for solar interference, but that has gone away now.

wa8yxm

Davison Michigan (East of Flint)

Senior Member

Joined: 07/04/2006

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 11/15/20 04:15am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rexlion wrote:

I wonder if these satellites will eventually be used to track all 5G users?


Different system entirely so no they won't .

That said. there are other already existing ways to do that. no matter if your phone is 3-4 or 5 G.


Home was where I park it. but alas the.
2005 Damon Intruder 377 Alas declared a total loss
after a semi "nicked" it. Still have the radios
Kenwood TS-2000, ICOM ID-5100, ID-51A+2, ID-880 REF030C most times


edatlanta

Maplesville, AL Home Base

Senior Member

Joined: 08/13/2008

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 11/15/20 04:31am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I watched a YouTube video yesterday of a user that was in the middle of a snow storm. He said the dish was heated as he installed it initially, but not enough heat to keep the snow off and the d/l and u/l's dropped accordingly. He wiped the snow off and all was good again. He said he was in an area with virtually zero internet service and what he did have previous provided 1-2 Mbps on a good day. He was extremely happy with the new service which obviously will get better as the system matures.


Ed
KM4STL

2006 GMC 2500HD CCSB 4x4 Duramax/Allison, Titan 52 gallon fuel tank, Prodigy Controller, B&W Companion Hitch, Progressive Industries EMS-PT50C, TST Systems 507 TPMS
2010 Jayco Designer 35RLTS,Cummins/Onan RV QG 5500 EVAP
Fulltime since 2010


thomasmnile

Lake Mary, FL

Senior Member

Joined: 05/14/2009

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 11/15/20 06:47am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

obgraham wrote:

thomasmnile wrote:



And like anything satellite, cloud cover and precipitation will affect reception. But in areas without access alternatives, it's better than nothing, albeit expensive.
The only folks who believe this are the cable company ad-writers.
I've had Dish for 22 years now. Never once had an outage for weather, clouds, snow, or rain. There used to be a 20 minute outage twice a year for solar interference, but that has gone away now.


Was a Dish subscriber until we sold our house in 2016. Every Spring solar flare, every moderate to heavy summer thunderstorm, every tropical system with heavy squalls, we lost the signal. Even had a tech from Dish come out and check antenna orientation and signal strength. No issues until it rained.

time2roll

Southern California

Senior Member

Joined: 03/21/2005

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 11/15/20 10:57am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't think the Starlink pricing is positioned to compete with other high speed providers in the city. More to serve the rural areas that have no option for high speed internet. Many many are still on dial up speeds. And of course there is a large federal grant available to the company that can solve this issue.


2001 F150 SuperCrew
2006 Keystone Springdale 249FWBHLS
675w Solar pictures back up

Gulfcoast

Alabama

Senior Member

Joined: 07/17/2005

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 11/15/20 11:03am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think Starlink is fantastic and will open up high speed internet to lots of rural folks that struggle with poor service now. It's fast already, but the word is that it will improve greatly in just a few more months.

way2roll

Wilmington NC

Senior Member

Joined: 10/05/2018

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 11/15/20 11:38am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

thomasmnile wrote:

obgraham wrote:

thomasmnile wrote:



And like anything satellite, cloud cover and precipitation will affect reception. But in areas without access alternatives, it's better than nothing, albeit expensive.
The only folks who believe this are the cable company ad-writers.
I've had Dish for 22 years now. Never once had an outage for weather, clouds, snow, or rain. There used to be a 20 minute outage twice a year for solar interference, but that has gone away now.


Was a Dish subscriber until we sold our house in 2016. Every Spring solar flare, every moderate to heavy summer thunderstorm, every tropical system with heavy squalls, we lost the signal. Even had a tech from Dish come out and check antenna orientation and signal strength. No issues until it rained.


That was our experience with DirectTv. Storms, snow etc we would lose signal. Was especially frustrating when you need to watch the weather for bad storms and the irony was that the storm made you lose the signal.


2020 F350 STX 6.7L Turbo Diesel
2020 FR Cedar Creek Silverback 29rw

NamMedevac 70

Reno

Senior Member

Joined: 11/09/2020

View Profile



Posted: 11/15/20 11:40am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Like everything else the rest of the world will receive this service for free or very cheap reduced rates. Just saying.

time2roll

Southern California

Senior Member

Joined: 03/21/2005

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 11/15/20 11:44am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

NamMedevac 70 wrote:

Like everything else the rest of the world will receive this service for free or very cheap reduced rates. Just saying.
Will be interesting when places like China, N Korea, Middle East get unfiltered communication with the world.

Bill.Satellite

Full-timer

Senior Member

Joined: 12/25/2012

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 11/15/20 11:46am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If only rural customers in the US sign up, the company will go broke without MAJOR government subsidies. Maybe, in the future, when every remote area of the World is covered by his service he will be able to use that money (you know, they have LOTS of money in the remote reaches of the Outback and the desert) to subsidize the lack of US customers.
One of the biggest questions is why would anyone with good cable/fiber for nearly nothing want to sign up for this service? They answer is no one. So that only leaves the under served as potential customers and that's a much smaller base than the current internet providers have to draw from.
Don't get me wrong, I am hopeful it will be successful, will be mobile usable and will be reasonably priced. But, for now, my AT&T Mobley @ $23/month (truly unlimited) has served me very well throughout the US.


What I post is my 2 cents and nothing more. Please don't read anything into my post that's not there. If you disagree, that's OK.
Can't we all just get along?

This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 6  
Prev  |  Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Technology Corner

 > Elon's Starlink Internet Service
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Technology Corner


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2021 CWI, Inc. © 2021 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.